Wine Bar Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  TFE Hotels

  Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria

The Venue

The B Division in Pentridge has been transformed into a 100-seater wine bar where ancient cells are now home to luxurious fit-outs, velvet curtains and exposed bluestone walls showered in dim lighting. Olivine is a wine bar like no other.


Since its inception, Olivine has quickly become a destination in its citadel-like surrounds sitting atop the north. As you move through the space past heavy timber doors and tall bluestone walls, you are gradually walking away from the outside world to a place lost in time. 

Guided by your sommelier through this unconventional space, you will find yourself nestled in a private booth with the book of wine rich with narrative, bespoke wine maps and illustrations. Distant sounds of Champagne popping and hushed laughter ignite epicurean chatter. Your evening has just begun. 

The Opportunity

This is an exciting role in one of the country’s most talked-about wine bar openings, presenting a fantastic opportunity to the ideal candidate to work in a unique project.

You will be working with a world-class wine program with a dynamic list of wines and artisan spirits and a team of passionate likeminded individuals. A big part of the job is the ability to lead a team and run a busy and vibrant service.
With previous experience managing the floor and a big love of wine, the wine bar manager will be responsible for managing and executing day-to-day operations to keep the venue at optimum performance.  

Optimising bookings and supporting the Wine Curator in wine management as well as the Venue Manager in venue management are the hallmark of what makes for a sharp and efficient wine bar manager. With a strong wine-mentoring environment, consistent training and WSET courses offered by the company, there will be an organic growth in wine knowledge and skills in wine service. You will therefore be supporting the sommelier team in executing wine events and experiences.

You will deliver a consistently high standard of service and experience that will capture the minds and hearts of our guests.

Does this sound like you?  

You’re a natural-born leader who brings out the best in your team, as mentor and coach. Like you, we nurture and celebrate the passionate and the talented, and we promise to give more back. So, if you’re looking for a career with no limits, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and join our team of innovators and go-getters at Pentridge.

The Ideal Candidate Must Have: 

  • Demonstrated experience managing the floor either in a busy bar, or a restaurant
  • Good knowledge in cocktails, beer, and spirits 
  • Experience with ordering and stocktake 
  • Exceptional service skills and guest focused
  • Adaptable and able to perform in high-pressured service periods
  • Proven ability in building effective relationships with locals and suppliers
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Exceptional communication and presentation
  • Available and willing to work weekends, public holidays, opening and closing shifts
  • Must possess a valid Victorian RSA certificate
  • WSET Level III or CMS Certified Sommelier preferred, but not compulsory as long as continuously learning more about wine is a top priority.

What’s in it for you:  

  • You will have strong exposure to local and international wines across curated events and wine experiences.
  • You will learn how to work cohesively with other hotel departments such as our hatted restaurant North&COMMON and our urban retreat The Interlude.
  • You will join a top tier sommelier program and have access to field trips in the wine world for research & development.
  • You will learn from the best in the field with both food and wine working with a hatted chef and a multi-awarded Wine Curator.
  • You will meet beverage (and wine) personalities including winemakers and wine experts, which will increase your network.
  • You will access staff benefits and discounts across other branches of the hotel company, nationally and internationally.

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